big data

  • Ex-Googlers Raise $6M For Connectifier, An AI Approach To Recruitment Search

    Ex-Googlers Raise $6M For Connectifier, An AI Approach To Recruitment Search

    Sites like LinkedIn and Monster.com have become online mainstays both for people looking for jobs and also companies looking to find the right people to fill a role. Now a new startup hopes to turn the recruitment process on its head through artificial intelligence and powerful search software that crawls across many sources at once to build up some 300 million online profiles to find the… Read More

  • This Year’s Boston Red Sox Could Be An Argument Against Data-Driven Decision Making

    This Year’s Boston Red Sox Could Be An Argument Against Data-Driven Decision Making

    For several years now, we’ve been hearing that we should follow the data and the truth will set our businesses free, and sports teams are among the chief proponents of data-driven decision making. Oakland Athletics’ general manager Billy Beane famously conceived of the idea as described in the book and movie Moneyball. What Beane did was take a process that was driven by gut… Read More

  • IBM Pours Researchers And Resources Into Apache Spark Project

    IBM Pours Researchers And Resources Into Apache Spark Project

    IBM today pledged it would devote 3500 researchers to the open source big data project, Apache Spark. It also announced that it was open sourcing its own IBM SystemML machine learning technology in a move designed to help push it to the forefront of big data and machine learning. These two technologies are part of the IBM transformation strategy that includes cloud, big data, analytics and… Read More

  • YC Grad Yhat Scores $1.5M In Second Seed Round

    YC Grad Yhat Scores $1.5M In Second Seed Round

    When Yhat, the company that has developed solutions to help organize data scientist teams, graduated from the Y Combinator, winter 2015 class, the founders had a goal to raise a million dollars to keep growing the company when they returned to New York. They may have aimed too low.  The team actually was able to raise $1.5 million in their oversubscribed round, thanks to the interest in… Read More

  • Salesforce Helps Customers Ride Wave To Big Data Platforms

    Salesforce Helps Customers Ride Wave To Big Data Platforms

    Salesforce Wave, the data analysis platform that Salesforce.com released last Fall, was originally conceived to visualize Salesforce data, but the company is always tinkering with its products. Today it announced a series of connectors that link Wave with popular big data tools with the idea of bringing external data sources to the platform. Partners include Cloudera, Google, New… Read More

  • Rocana Lands $15M To Bring Big Data Analysis To IT Ops

    Rocana Lands $15M To Bring Big Data Analysis To IT Ops

    Rocana (formerly ScalingData) announced $15 million in Series B funding led by Google Ventures with General Catalyst Partners, Toba Capital and Paul Sagan (former chairman at Akamai and current executive in residence at General Catalyst) also contributing. This round brings the total raised to $19.4 million. Rocana aims to simplify and speed up how companies running large data center… Read More

  • Microsoft Announces Azure Data Lake, A Data Repository For Big Data Analytics

    Microsoft Announces Azure Data Lake, A Data Repository For Big Data Analytics

    Microsoft today announced Azure Data Lake, a new data repository for big data analytics workloads, during its Build developer conference keynote. The idea behind Data Lake is — as the name implies — to give developers a single place to store all of their structured and semi-structured data in its native format without having to worry about storage and capacity limitations on… Read More

  • Amazon’s AWS Quietly Acquired NoSQL Database Migration Startup Amiato In May 2014

    Amazon’s AWS Quietly Acquired NoSQL Database Migration Startup Amiato In May 2014

    Amazon Web Services, the enterprise division of the e-commerce and cloud services giant, has been growing its reach in data warehousing and big data analytics by way of Redshift, a hosted product that it launched in 2012 and is now AWS’s fastest growing product “ever”, according to CTO Werner Vogels. Along with input from AWS’s own in-house engineering teams, it… Read More

  • Google Opens Cloud Dataflow To All Developers, Launches European Zone For BigQuery

    Google Opens Cloud Dataflow To All Developers, Launches European Zone For BigQuery

    Google is launching a couple of updates to its cloud-based big data products at the Hadoop Summit in Brussels today. These include the launch of the open beta of Cloud Dataflow, Google’s new service for processing huge amounts of data, as well as an update to BigQuery, which will make the company’s bid data database service available in Google’s European data centers and… Read More

  • Pepperdata Scores $15M For Hadoop Cluster Management

    Pepperdata Scores $15M For Hadoop Cluster Management

    Pepperdata, a company that’s built a platform for managing and fine-tuning Hadoop cluster performance, announced a $15M Series B funding round today. The round was led by new investors Wing Venture Partners along with Citi Ventures and Silicon Valley Data Capital. Prior investors Signia Ventures and Yahoo Chairman Maynard Webb also participated. Today’s money brings the… Read More

  • Twitter Cuts Off DataSift To Step Up Its Own Big Data Business

    Twitter Cuts Off DataSift To Step Up Its Own Big Data Business

    In the push for more revenue growth, Twitter has been building up its business in areas like advertising and commerce, but a move made late Friday night points to another area where the company is setting its sights: big data analytics. Twitter announced that it will be terminating agreements with third parties for reselling firehose data — the unfiltered, full stream of Tweets and… Read More

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